1870

Partners plant their first crop of sugar, commit to factory. Start of Hamakua Ditch.

Partners plant their first crop of sugar,  commit to factory. Start of Hamakua Ditch.

A Legacy of Friendship, Collaboration Friends since boyhood, Samuel T. Alexander and Henry P. Baldwin established a sugar-growing partnership on Maui that would diversify and grow to become one of Hawaii’s business and community leaders. The legacy they forged in 1870 continues today through A&B’s vision, mission and values.

1879

Hawaii’s first locomotive is put into operation by Kahului and Wailuku Railroad Company, which would become Kahului Railroad Company two years later. The company was later acquired by HC&S and changed its name to Kahului Trucking & Storage in 1967, the year after railroad operations ceased.

1899

McBryde Sugar Company, Limited is founded on Kauai.